Ken Bovat, M.Photog., Cr., CPP
Ken is the owner and sole photographer of Photo-Art by Ken Bovat in Claverack, New York.
He began his business in 1976, photographing mostly weddings and environmental portraits, working out of his home.
As his business grew, he relocated to an old railroad depot, which he converted into his current studio. His photography consists of weddings, portraits - specializing in High School Seniors, copy and restoration and a small amount of commercial photography.
Ken received his Master of Photography Degree from the Progessional Photographers of America in 1988 and his Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1992. He was awarded Life Membership in 2014. Ken holds the Certified Professional Photographer accreditation from PPA. In 1998, the Professional Photographers' Society of New York State awarded Ken the PPA National Award. Ken went on to serve as President of that organizaiton in 2003-2004.
Ken reached a personal goal in 2016 of earning 125 exhibition merits.
Ken is the recipient of numerous photographic awards on the local, state and international levles. He has lectured and presented photographic classes to many groups, both professional and amateur.
Photography is my passion, as well as my profession. I use the power of light, color and composition to create an image that reflects a specific mood and meaning. I love creating new and different images that I hope will be enjoyed for generations.
This program is on “Street Photography” some do’s and don’t working in the street. Some of my insight on taking and making award winning images with street photography.